August 2020

Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Debra White Plume Takes Flight to Spirit World

 

Surrounded by her family, our friend, sister and infatigable Red Warrior Debra White Plume took her final breaths this morning at 5:45 a.m. Our sincere condolences to her family and all who knew and loved her. Debra was the symbol of resistance and defender of the water, land and people. She took her journey too soon for those she led to the battle field. We will miss her, miss knowing she is there. Sweet journey my friend.

-- Brenda, Censored News


'America Is Not Great' by Chili Yazzie, Dine'



AMERICA IS NOT GREAT

By Chili Yazzie, Dine'

Censored News

French translation by Christine Prat

Columbus in his report to Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand wrote, “So tractable, so peaceable, are these people, that I swear to your Majesties there is not in the world a better nation. They love their neighbors as themselves, and their discourse is ever sweet and gentle, and accompanied with a smile; and though it is true that they are naked, yet their manners are decorous and praiseworthy.” He was describing the Arawak and Taino peoples of the Caribbean; this would have been generally descriptive of the Indigenous peoples of the western hemisphere.

Lakotas at KXL pipeline construction: Shut it down! Nov. 10, 2020



Live on Facebook
Nov. 10, 2020

By 2KC Media
Censored News

Live from one of Many Active and Illegal #noKXL construction sites. We are 3-4 miles west of "Maurine, South Dakota." Where protectors have come to shut down construction.
TransCanada was court-ordered to STOP construction on the Keystone XL (KXL) Crude Oil Pipeline but they are actively constructing man camps and pipe yards during the pandemic. They are still lacking key permits to complete the pipeline and they are violating the 1851/1868 Ft Laramie Treaty signed with the Great Sioux/Oceti Sakowin/Tetonwan/Lakota Nation. The Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe has filed many Objections/Resolutions stating they do NOT want this toxic pipeline crossing through their Sacred Homelands and threatening their water sources but it seems they won't take no for an answer and are pushing it through anyway..
CALLOUT to the HARRIS/BIDEN Campaign to keep their word on shutting KXL Down! Better hurry up!
ALL EYES ON KXL
Shut it Down!

WINNERS: 45th ANNUAL AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL NOV. 6-14, 2020

 

''Monkey Beach' Winner: Director Loretta Sarah Todd, lead actress Grace Dove, and author Eden Robinson (L-R) behind the scenes. (VIFF Media)


THE 45th ANNUAL AMERICAN INDIAN FILM FESTIVAL® PREMIERES ONLINE SCREENINGS AND MORE, NOV. 6-14, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO – The 45th annual American Indian Film Festival® continues the American Indian Film Institute’s tradition of premiering the best of movies, music videos and original entertainment by, for and about American Indian and First Nations people, Nov. 6-14, 2020. This year – with 102 films, 55 world premieres and nine days of virtual/online screenings – the American Indian Film Festival maintains its focus on cinematic content that informs, educates, uplifts and invokes the catalyst of cathartic cultural exchange.



2020 Winners

Native Cinema Showcase: Streaming Best Native Films Nov. 18 -- 27, 2020


'Angry Inuk' film



Welcome to Native Cinema Showcase: Streaming the best in Native film November 18-27, 2020
Free!

The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. For this year's 20th-anniversary showcase, the museum presents the full program online — streaming new films, fan-favorite classics, and conversations with filmmakers. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers and stories from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and the Arctic.
Showcase Schedule